Allied Warships

HMS Kilbride (Z 02)

Patrol vessel of the Kil class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypePatrol vessel
ClassKil 
PennantZ 02 
Built byPullman Standard Car Co. (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 May 1942 
Laid down17 Nov 1942 
Launched15 May 1943 
Commissioned31 Jul 1943 
End service 
History

Returned USN in December 1946.
Sold in 1947 to A/S KDS/Mosvald Shipping, Farsund, Norway.
Rebuilt as a coastal passenger ship and renamed M/S Jylland.
Sold in 1967 to E. Zammit and Co., Valetta, Malta.
Sold in 1984 to a firm at Kibtur, Turkey and renamed Kibris.
Sold again in 1984 to Akdeniz, Gemicilik, Turkey and renamed Akdeniz.
Sold in 1986 to Charterwall Maritima S. A. , Pireus, Greece and renamed Princ.

 
Former nameUSS PCE 828

Commands listed for HMS Kilbride (Z 02)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Henry Owen L’Estrange, DSC, RNRNov 194314 Aug 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. John Allan Dale, RNR14 Aug 1944

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Notable events involving Kilbride include:


26 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gorleston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.A.E. Leonard, RNZNVR), HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR) and HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR). (1)

27 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR), HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR), HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR) and HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR). (1)

22 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR). (2)

23 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR), HMS Helmsdale (Cdr. C.W. McMullen, RN), HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Wright, RD, RNR), an unidentified vessel (unable to read the name in the log of HrMs O 9) and HMS Clover (Lt. T.E. Fanshawe, DSC, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19325
  2. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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